Ph.D. Program Requirements - Failure to complete qualifying requirement

 

Departmental Procedures concerning failure to complete the Qualifying Requirement.

If the student fails to pass the qualifying paper by the beginning of the fifth semester, the student may hand in an additional paper-draft before the beginning of the sixth semester. The Committee must evaluate this additional draft (either passing or failing it) by the end of the second week of the sixth semester. If the student fails to pass the qualifying exam by the beginning of the fifth semester, the student may re-take the exam at the beginning of the 6th semester (with completion of all elements of the exam, including orals, completed within the first week of the semester, or as soon after the first week as feasible).

Failure to pass the qualifying paper or exam on the second try will be prima facie grounds for removal from the PhD program, although the committee has the option of allowing the student to attempt the qualifying paper or exam a third time.

 

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